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Voice Actor Behind Cleveland Character on Family Guy Says He's Quitting Because He's White

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Posted: Jun 26, 2020 8:30 PM
Voice Actor Behind Cleveland Character on Family Guy Says He's Quitting Because He's White

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Mike Henry, the voice actor behind Cleveland, the black cartoon character on Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, announced on Friday that he will no longer be voicing the character's lines. "I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color," Henry wrote on Twitter. 

Hopefully, Henry was joking because, if voice actors must resemble the characters they are playing, Family Guy is going to have to find a talking dog and a talking baby, as Twitter users were quick to point out.

Joseph Wilson, a black voice actor, called Henry's decision to quit "unnecessary." 

While some pointed out the absurdity of requiring voice actors to match the physical aspects of the characters they play, others took Henry's sentiment to the extreme.

When will this craziness end?